Hope College Digital Commons Redesign

The Digital Commons @ Hope College institutional repository, a digital collection of scholarship, creative work, and history at Hope College, was recently redesigned with a fresh new look and renamed.  Digital Commons @ Hope College is now Hope College Digital Commons!  


(Please note: It may be necessary for you to clear your web browser’s cache to view the new site correctly.)

Hope College Digital Commons promotes discovery and research, and helps to highlight the scholarly output and history of the college, by providing open access to a wide range of resources created by Hope faculty, students, and staff.  Resources include faculty publications and presentations, college publications, and materials from the Joint Archives of Holland.  


Visit the repository to:



If you are faculty member and interested in making your scholarly work accessible in Hope College Digital Commons, visit this LibGuide for further information.


Please contact digitalcommons@hope.edu if you have any questions.


Jeremy Barney

Metadata and Digital Collections Librarian

Off-campus Access to Library Resources: Adding our Proxy Prefix

Libraries use two main methods to authenticate off-campus users: WAM and EZproxy.  WAM links look like:


While EZproxy links look like:


During the summer of 2016, our library switched from WAM to EZproxy. While we have updated links on our end, if you have any library links in Moodle, your syllabus, or other learning objects that start with “http://0-” please update them or ask a librarian for a new link. Librarians are here to help!

Our EXProxy prefix is https://login.ezproxy.hope.edu/login?url=. To keep this prefix at your fingertips (!) you could download a macro program like AutoHotKey and create a macro or simply link to our fantastic off-campus link generator.

Lastly, if you would like a librarian to review your links/resources to make sure they are linked correctly and that we hold the appropriate permissions for use in your course, please let us know by completing this brief form.

Thank you for using library resources!


Jenifer Holman

Electronic Resources Librarian

iHope for Spring 2018

You may have seen our display, “I Hope…”, asking what you wish for 2018. As we turn to a new year what do you hope to do in the Library this semester?

Perhaps you want to meet with a Research and Instruction Librarian about a research paper this semester.

Maybe you want to finally learn how to use iMovie with the help of the TechLab.

It could be that you’re looking for a good spot to keep your head down and study for Calculus or English class.  Great news — we have four new student study rooms on the 3rd floor overlooking College Ave!

Faculty, perhaps this is the year you submit your publication information to our Digital Commons repository!

Maybe your goal is simply to check out a book, DVD or CD  from Van Wylen!

Perhaps this is the semester you find articles and books from other libraries for your paper or project. Don’t forget to plan ahead!

Whatever your goal, we’re here to help!

Donations for Community Action House Accepted at the Library!



The Library is pleased to partner with Community Action House again to fill their shelves for the holidays!  In addition to canned goods and other non-perishable food items, hygiene and cleaning supplies are especially needed. Food stamps cannot be used for these high-demand items.

Items can be brought to the display on the first floor of the library through December 15.

Please donating from this list of most needed items:

Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Multi-purpose cleaners
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine hygiene products


(low sodium or no salt added preferred)

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Variety of canned vegetables
  • Diced tomatoes and tomato sauce
  • Salsa
  • Canned corn


(in 100% juice)

  • Canned fruit
  • Shelf-stable fruit cups


  • Refried beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meat (chicken/tuna with 140 mg sodium or less per serving)

Whole Grain

  • Whole grain/high fiber cereal (no added sugar)
  • Tortillas (corn and or/flour
  • Oatmeal/ Cream of Wheat
  • Brown rice
  • Wheat flour
  • 100% whole grain pasta and crackers

Miscellaneous Items

  • Small bottles of cooking oil (olive, canola, vegetable, coconut)
  • Spices (cumin, garlic powder, chili powder)
  • Condiments
  • Low-sodium broths
  • Canned soup (400 mg sodium or less)

Laptops, Cameras and Calculators, Oh My!

What equipment can you borrow from the library? Are you wondering if there is a Macbook, Chromebook, or GoPro camera available right now? Did you know we lend graphing calculators as well as headphones?

The NEW Equipment Lending LibGuide shows exactly what equipment we have at the Media Deskon the second floor and also what is currently available or checked out.  The platform views well on any mobile device or computer!